Once Niall did not update his blog for four days. There was no mail from him too. I was worried and I called him up.(By now we had exchanged phone numbers too) That was the first time we were speaking on the phone to each other and he sounded ‘oh-so-charming’ with a wonderful deep voice and an English accent to match. He was happy that I had called.After that we spoke on and off and we continued writing regularly.
Niall gifted me an original painting of his —something that very few people have had the privilege of! I really treasure his pictures and count them among the few valuable things I have. He gave me many prints too. I was overwhelmed. The picture you see at the start of this post is one of the pictures which he gifted me, which I really liked.
So why am I telling you all this today, again?
I am very glad that a random click on the Internet led to an enriching friendship.
I am happy that blogging has widened my world.
I am delighted that I got a chance to meet him and Jan his wife and his daughter Annie.
I am happy that my kids got on so well with Annie.
Happy birthday Niall— May your amazing talent for churning out pictures that are so alive continue to delight thousands more!
Niall’s official site:http://nialleyoung.com/